Student Self-Efficacy Instrument

The Student Self-Efficacy Instrument was developed by E. J. Hillman (1986)‚ with a view toward being a comprehensive‚ multi-dimensional self-efficacy instrument for students at grade levels from four to twelve reading at a fourth grade level or better. This instrument was developed from Crandall’s Intellectual Achievement Responsibility Questionnaire‚ but revised to reflect the additional dimensions of strength‚ and stability of cause‚ which were expected to interact with the locus of control variable as discussed in the review of literature.
not sure = 1 point
a little sure = 2 points
medium sure = 3 points
pretty sure = 4 points
very sure = 5 points
Student Self-Efficacy Instrument
1. You read a story and can not remember much of it. This could have happened because the story was not any good. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
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2. You read a story and can not remember much of it. This could have happened because you did not read it carefully. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
3. Suppose your parents say you are doing well in school. This could happen because you are trying really hard to do well. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
4. Suppose your parents say you are doing well in school. This could happen because they are in a good mood. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
5. Suppose you do better than usual in a subject in school. This could happen because you tried harder. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
6. Suppose you do better than usual in a subject in school. This could happen because you were lucky. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
7. A teacher passes you on to the net grade. This could have happened because she was a good teacher. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
8. A teacher passes you on to the net grade. This could have happened because of the work that you did. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
9. You do well on a test at school. This could have happened because you studied for it. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
10. You do well on a test at school. This could have happened because you were lucky that day. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
11. You are ha‎ving trouble understanding something in school. This could have happened because the material is just too hard for you. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
12. You are ha‎ving trouble understanding something in school. This could have happened because you did not listen carefully. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
13. You learn something quickly in school. . This could have happened because you paid close attention. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
14. You learn something quickly in school. . This could have happened because the teacher explains things clearly. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
15. You received a poor grade in a subject. This could have happened because you were not lucky enough to have a teacher who liked you. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
16. You received a poor grade in a subject. This could have happened because you had not studied hard enough. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
17. Suppose you study to become a teacher‚ scientist‚ or doctor and you fail. This could happen because you did not work hard enough. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
18. Suppose you study to become a teacher‚ scientist‚ or doctor and you fail. This could happen because you needed some help‚ and other people were unable to help you. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
19. A teacher says to you‚ “Your work is fine.” This could happen because teachers always say something like this to encourage pupils. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
20. A teacher says to you‚ “Your work is fine.” This could happen because you did a good job. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
21. You do not do well on a test at school. This could have happened because you were not lucky that day. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
22. You do not do well on a test at school. This could have happened because you did not study for it. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
23. A teacher did not pass you on to the net grade. This could have happened because she was not a good teacher. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
24. A teacher did not pass you on to the net grade. This could have happened because you did not try hard enough. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
25. You forgot something you heard in class. This could have happened because you were not lucky that day. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
26. You forgot something you heard in class. This could have happened because you did not try very hard to remember. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
27. You were not sure about the answer to a question your teacher asked you Your answer turned out to be right. This could have happened because you were lucky. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
28. You were not sure about the answer to a question your teacher asked you Your answer turned out to be right. This could have happened because you gave the best answer you could think of. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
29. You read a story and remembered most of it. This could have happened because you read the story carefully. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
30. You read a story and remembered most of it. This could have happened because the story was well written. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
31. A teacher says to you‚ “Try to do better.” This could happen because she always picks on you. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
32. A teacher says to you‚ “Try to do better.” This could happen because your work was not as good as it could be. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
33. You find it hard to do your homework. This could happen because you are not smart. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
34. You find it hard to do your homework. This could happen because the teacher is not good at explaining how to do homework. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
35. People think you are bright. This could happen because people like to think nice things about others. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
36. People think you are bright. This could happen because you really are smart. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
37. You got all D’s on your report card. This could have happened because you are not smart enough to get higher grades than that in these subjects. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
38. You got all D’s on your report card. This could have happened because your teachers don’t like you. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
39. A teacher passes you on to the net grade‚ This could have happened because she is always nice. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
40. A teacher passes you on to the net grade This could have happened because you are smart. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
41. You do well on a test at school. This could happen because it was an easy test. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
42. You do well on a test at school. This could happen because you are smart. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
43. You have trouble understanding something in school. This could happen because tour teacher does not explain things clearly. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
44. You have trouble understanding something in school. This could happen because you do not understand things quickly. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
45. You read a story and can not remember much of it. This could have happened because the story was not interesting. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
46. You read a story and can not remember much of it. This could have happened because you do not have a good memory. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
47. Your parents say you are doing well in school. This could happen because they are feeling good that day. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
48. Your parents say you are doing well in school. This could happen because you are smart. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
49. You learn something quickly in school. This could happen because you are smart. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
50. You learn something quickly in school. This could happen because your teacher is a good teacher. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
51. You received a poor grade in a subject. This could have happened because were not lucky enough to do well. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
52. You received a poor grade in a subject. This could have happened because you are not good in that subject. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
53. You got all A’s and B’s on your report card. This could have happened because you are smart. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
54. You got all A’s and B’s on your report card. This could have happened because you were lucky. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
55. You did not do well on a test in school. This could have happened because you were not able to do well. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
56. You did not do well on a test in school. This could have happened because it was not one of your lucky days. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
57. A teacher did not pass you into the net grade. This could have happened because he was not able to help when you needed it. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
58. A teacher did not pass you into the net grade. This could have happened because you were not smart enough. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
59. You gave the wrong answer to a question the teacher asked you. This could have happened because you were not lucky. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
60. You gave the wrong answer to a question the teacher asked you. This could have happened because you are dumb. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
61. You read a story and remembered most of it. This could have happened because you have a good memory. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
62. You read a story and remembered most of it. This could have happened because the story was interesting. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
63. A teacher says to you‚ “You are a very good student.” This could happen because he is always nice. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
64. A teacher says to you‚ “You are a very good student.” This could happen because you are smart. How sure are you that this would be the reason?
James E. Eppert. Instructional Strategies for Building African-American

Males’ Self-Efficacy. A Research PaperSubmitted in Partial Fulfillment of theRequirements for thema‎ster of Science Degree with a Major inIndustrial/Technology Education. University of Wisconsin-Stout

July‚ 2000